Topic: Work Related

Why a straight face is a bad face

I was going to title this post “Why your Mother was Wrong when she Stopped you Pulling Faces in Family Photos”. Bit long, but I still have the same thing to say…a straight face is a bad and even worse, a Boring face.

A smile is better, but when it comes to the world of humorous art, pulling a funny face for your photo makes a great caricature. What we don’t want are passport or drivers licence style expressions. Keep those for your morgue photos.

Here is a recent example created by Harry, there the client’s staff rose to the occasion and were not only willing but eager to have their photos taken with wacky expressions!!

haka wariior dance caricature picture Sure as this was a caricature of the guys doing the haka meant they were more inclined to pull a face in front of the camera, but having some fun expressions really opens up the opportunity for something truly creative.

Next time you are wanting a fun caricature for a family caricature (oh WOW, couldn’t we have some fun!) retirement, birthday, anniversary, or even wedding invitation (no better time to pull a face) remember, have fun!!

Questions or comment, please let me know :)

 

How to include everyone in a group caricature

Often we have requests for group caricatures with a LOT of additional people. Generally (though not always) the price has the client settling for an artwork that is more price attractive.

Here is one example. How to include 143 other people in the artwork, without drawing each one and the cost going through the roof? The answer of course is a montage. This montage took six hours to assemble, rather like a jigsaw puzzle.

The art then proudly featured front and centre.

The artist was Eddie

caricature with montage

Australian 2013 Federal Election Caricature

Here is a fun take on three of the most significant party leaders in this year’s election.

australian election 2013

Caricature giving opportunites

Upcoming gift giving opportunities

 

Just so you don’t get caught out missing an important gift giving opportunity, here are some reminders and some you may not know about! Remember our caricatures are all custom – we don’t use existing bodies or backgrounds.
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Australia – Father’s Day – September 1, don’t be late! Kids, remember who ran beside the bike when you were learning to ride, sat scared as heck when you were learning to drive, who did and maybe still is putting his hand in his pocket for little things, like paying your car rego, phone bill. Need I say more :) Order here

USA – National Dogs Day – August 26. A bit like dad’s, but just less embarrasing at times! If you know a dog lover, this is a great excuse to give them a gift they will treasure. Our work can be almost portrait-like

Global – Birthdays - every day coming up! Who do you know who is turning 18, 21, 30, 40 50…heck any age will do! A caricature is a great way to commemorate those big number birthdays!

UK – Heck the best I can find is Bog Snorkelling Championships, Waen Rhydd peat bog, near Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales. Go your hardest!! The aim is to swim two lengths of the 60-yard Waen Rhydd peat bog with flippers and snorkel in the fastest time.

Global – Leaving/retirement – year-round. People leave all sorts of places for all sorts of reasons. Retirement after many years is always a great opportunity but also presents a challenge for an appropriate gift. Others may be leaving for maternity leave, new job etc.

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5pm-5am Eastern USA Standard Time

2pm-11pm Western USA Standard Time

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Scouting caricature

Here is another great piece of art from Harry. Note the level of detail.

Do you have an upcoming gift opportunity? Harry and our other artists are standing by to start on your project!

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scout caricature